No adapter needed

Do I need a travel adapter for a trip to Barbados?

No, you do not need a travel adapter (plug adapter) for a trip from Canada to Barbados. In Barbados, people are using the same plugs and electrical outlets as in Canada.

Barbados und Canada compared
Flag: Canada
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
120 VoltVoltage
60 HertzFrequency
Flag: Barbados
AOutlets of type ABOutlets of type BOutlets
115 VoltVoltage
50 HertzFrequency
Country information

About Barbados

Flag: About Barbados

Barbados is a country in America (Caribbean) with about 291 000 inhabitants on an area of almost 430 km². The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown (99 000 inhabitants).

People in the country are mainly speaking English.

Barbados does not have a neighbor country.

TLD: .bbCurrency: BBDCountry calling code: +1-246Country Code : BB
Power sockets

Which types of power outlets are used in Barbados?

Barbados uses power outlets of type A and B. As these are the same types of plugs used in Canada, you do not need a travel adapter in Barbados.

Mains voltage

What is the Electricity Voltage in Barbados?

The voltage in Barbados is 115 volts.

The voltage, therefore, is lower than the 120 volts in Canada. This difference means that you have to be cautious when using electrical devices purchased in Canada:

You should read the instruction manual of your device and check at which voltage it is safe to use.

If the voltage stated in the user's manual or on the device's power supply differs from the mains voltage in Barbados, you should either not use your device there, or buy a voltage converter before departing.

Utility frequency

What is the utility frequency in Barbados?

The utility frequency in Barbados is 50 Hertz.

The frequency, therefore, is lower than the 60 Hertz in use in Canada. This difference may not be a problem for most of your devices, but you still have to be cautious:

Devices that either measure time, or are equipped with moving and rotating parts, are particularly dangerous! So, if you plan to use shavers, heaters, kitchen appliances or alarm clocks in Barbados, read the instruction manuals to see if these devices are safe to use on the local utility frequency.

If the mains frequency specified in the manual or on the power supply is different from the rate used in Barbados, you should not use the device!